Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo taken by Jeannette Rose, or Jennya 21-year-old english major at a university in Massachusetts. She is interested in feminism, literature, and collecting assortments of tea. She suffers from various mental illnesses – depression and anxiety being the major ones – and then ADD which she finds more frustrating than anything else.

About this photo: “I’ve been doing a lot more semi-nudes over the last few years. It’s not as easy as it looks. I literally spend hours looking for a spot where I’m sure nobody will walk by. It sort of freaks me out, but immediately after I always feel like I accomplished something big.It’s rewarding I guess.

It’s funny because this is before I got my tattoos (I have a grapevine on my shoulder, and roses on my lowerback/hip area). I really like tattoos that are earthy and fit the curve/shape of the body. This was sort of spur of the moment. Sometimes my ideas just come out of nowhere.  I would definitely encourage all artist… or anyone for that matter: if you get an idea, or if you’re inspired… just go for it! Make art!” 

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One response to “Semi-Nude”

  1. luro97 Avatar

    Love the tattoos. I also love your bravery for your art.

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